Period
to 15 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 15 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > England
6 months to
15 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 16 11 11
Rank change year-on-year -5 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 14,455 20,738 24,129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 11.18% 13.33% 14.49%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.39% 44.80% 47.62%
Number of salaries quoted 12,585 17,943 21,232
England median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £71,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +2.27%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 34,923 46,287 50,675
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 27.00% 29.75% 30.42%
Number of salaries quoted 28,849 37,887 42,159
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £31,500 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £77,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server in England.

Salary trend for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in England over the 6 months to 15 September 2019.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in England

SQL Server
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the England region over the 6 months to 15 September 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -3 5,821 £60,000 +4.35% 658
South East -3 2,940 £45,000 - 548
North of England -2 2,301 £42,500 - 623
Midlands -3 1,429 £42,500 +6.25% 378
North West -7 1,184 £42,500 - 332
South West -7 1,121 £42,500 +6.25% 233
Yorkshire -1 967 £42,500 - 251
West Midlands -2 856 £42,500 +6.25% 220
East of England -1 809 £45,000 - 180
East Midlands -4 570 £40,000 - 156
North East -3 155 £37,500 -6.25% 40
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 15 September 2019, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 7,657 (52.97%) SQL
2 7,225 (49.98%) C#
3 7,033 (48.65%) .NET
4 5,915 (40.92%) Microsoft
5 5,197 (35.95%) Agile Software Development
6 4,061 (28.09%) Azure
7 4,043 (27.97%) JavaScript
8 3,965 (27.43%) ASP.NET
9 3,552 (24.57%) MVC
10 3,245 (22.45%) Finance
11 2,954 (20.44%) Windows
12 2,942 (20.35%) HTML
13 2,662 (18.42%) CSS
14 2,634 (18.22%) Business Intelligence
15 2,512 (17.38%) T-SQL
16 2,501 (17.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 2,216 (15.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 2,078 (14.38%) AngularJS
19 2,070 (14.32%) ASP.NET MVC
20 1,911 (13.22%) ASP.NET Web API
21 1,889 (13.07%) Data Warehouse
22 1,864 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
23 1,837 (12.71%) Scrum
24 1,836 (12.70%) Oracle
25 1,789 (12.38%) .NET Framework
26 1,752 (12.12%) Degree
27 1,716 (11.87%) AWS
28 1,684 (11.65%) TDD
29 1,613 (11.16%) ETL
30 1,603 (11.09%) Web Services

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 870 (6.02%) SharePoint
2 817 (5.65%) IIS
3 409 (2.83%) MS Exchange
4 251 (1.74%) CMS
5 238 (1.65%) Tomcat
6 232 (1.60%) Apache
7 229 (1.58%) Confluence
8 201 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
9 184 (1.27%) Umbraco
10 157 (1.09%) Skype for Business
11 155 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
12 141 (0.98%) JBoss
13 123 (0.85%) Apache Spark
14 115 (0.80%) WebSphere
15 105 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
16 104 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
17 103 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
18 88 (0.61%) WebLogic
19 80 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
20 68 (0.47%) EPiServer
Applications
1 601 (4.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 538 (3.72%) Microsoft Office
3 72 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 64 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 39 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 17 (0.12%) Microsoft Project
7 15 (0.10%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.076%) SPSS
10 10 (0.069%) InfoPath
11 7 (0.048%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 6 (0.042%) CINEMA 4D
12 6 (0.042%) Maya
12 6 (0.042%) MODO
12 6 (0.042%) NUKE
13 4 (0.028%) CATIA
13 4 (0.028%) Fireworks
13 4 (0.028%) Moqups
14 3 (0.021%) Chatbot
14 3 (0.021%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 326 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 127 (0.88%) thinkFolio
3 106 (0.73%) Markit EDM
4 91 (0.63%) Front Arena
5 72 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
6 68 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
7 33 (0.23%) NetSuite
8 31 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 23 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
10 21 (0.15%) SAP Business One
11 20 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
11 20 (0.14%) WebTrends
12 17 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
13 16 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
14 15 (0.10%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
15 14 (0.097%) SAP ERP
16 13 (0.090%) FastStats
16 13 (0.090%) Sage CRM
16 13 (0.090%) Unit4 Business World
17 12 (0.083%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4,061 (28.09%) Azure
2 1,716 (11.87%) AWS
3 1,536 (10.63%) Power Platform
4 841 (5.82%) Office 365
5 565 (3.91%) SaaS
6 272 (1.88%) PaaS
7 250 (1.73%) GCP
8 226 (1.56%) Azure Data Factory
9 217 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
10 165 (1.14%) Serverless
11 164 (1.13%) IaaS
12 158 (1.09%) GitHub
13 122 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
14 107 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
15 96 (0.66%) OneDrive
16 94 (0.65%) Azure Stack
17 84 (0.58%) PowerApps
18 72 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
18 72 (0.50%) Azure Functions
19 68 (0.47%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 528 (3.65%) Firewall
2 506 (3.50%) DNS
3 369 (2.55%) TCP/IP
4 352 (2.44%) DHCP
5 298 (2.06%) SAN
6 271 (1.87%) Internet
7 232 (1.60%) LAN
8 226 (1.56%) WAN
9 180 (1.25%) VPN
10 175 (1.21%) HTTP
11 168 (1.16%) Skype
12 139 (0.96%) VoIP
13 131 (0.91%) VLAN
14 130 (0.90%) NAS
15 108 (0.75%) Broadband
16 101 (0.70%) SSL
17 83 (0.57%) Network Security
18 79 (0.55%) NetScaler
19 78 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
20 77 (0.53%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2,501 (17.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2,216 (15.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1,889 (13.07%) Data Warehouse
4 1,510 (10.45%) Power BI
5 1,440 (9.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1,262 (8.73%) Relational Database
7 1,037 (7.17%) SQL Server 2016
8 1,032 (7.14%) MySQL
9 929 (6.43%) SQL Server 2012
10 761 (5.26%) NoSQL
11 739 (5.11%) SQL Server 2008
12 685 (4.74%) PostgreSQL
13 527 (3.65%) RDBMS
14 505 (3.49%) MongoDB
15 438 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
16 423 (2.93%) Big Data
17 389 (2.69%) SQL Server 2014
18 315 (2.18%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 314 (2.17%) Data Lake
20 237 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1,511 (10.45%) Git (software)
2 1,177 (8.14%) Visual Studio
3 949 (6.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 691 (4.78%) JIRA
5 414 (2.86%) Selenium
6 404 (2.79%) Jenkins
7 347 (2.40%) TeamCity
8 332 (2.30%) Octopus Deploy
9 283 (1.96%) NUnit
10 270 (1.87%) Visual Studio Team System
11 245 (1.69%) Subversion
12 190 (1.31%) SpecFlow
13 173 (1.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 136 (0.94%) Bitbucket
14 136 (0.94%) JUnit
15 135 (0.93%) Maven
16 127 (0.88%) Cucumber
17 118 (0.82%) WebDriver
18 116 (0.80%) SoapUI
19 94 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 3,245 (22.45%) Finance
2 688 (4.76%) Banking
3 673 (4.66%) Retail
4 435 (3.01%) Marketing
5 372 (2.57%) Manufacturing
6 315 (2.18%) Public Sector
7 300 (2.08%) Telecoms
8 292 (2.02%) Games
9 253 (1.75%) Front Office
10 203 (1.40%) Legal
11 182 (1.26%) Advertising
12 136 (0.94%) Law
13 135 (0.93%) Back Office
14 114 (0.79%) Electronics
15 110 (0.76%) Investment Banking
16 108 (0.75%) French Language
17 106 (0.73%) German Language
18 98 (0.68%) Spanish Language
19 90 (0.62%) Italian Language
20 79 (0.55%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 7,890 (54.58%) Developer
2 3,195 (22.10%) .NET Developer
3 2,580 (17.85%) C# Developer
4 1,740 (12.04%) C# .NET Developer
5 1,530 (10.58%) Analyst
6 1,389 (9.61%) SQL Developer
7 1,359 (9.40%) Senior Developer
8 1,284 (8.88%) Software Developer
9 979 (6.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 693 (4.79%) DBA
11 647 (4.48%) ASP.NET Developer
12 617 (4.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 541 (3.74%) Software Engineer
14 533 (3.69%) Junior
15 526 (3.64%) SQL DBA
16 516 (3.57%) Applications Support
17 513 (3.55%) Administrator
18 511 (3.54%) Architect
19 506 (3.50%) .NET Software Developer
20 485 (3.36%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7,033 (48.65%) .NET
2 3,965 (27.43%) ASP.NET
3 2,942 (20.35%) HTML
4 2,662 (18.42%) CSS
5 2,078 (14.38%) AngularJS
6 2,070 (14.32%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1,911 (13.22%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1,789 (12.38%) .NET Framework
9 1,603 (11.09%) Web Services
10 1,468 (10.16%) jQuery
11 1,261 (8.72%) .NET Core
12 1,234 (8.54%) XML
13 1,038 (7.18%) WCF
14 1,016 (7.03%) REST
15 985 (6.81%) Entity Framework
16 867 (6.00%) React
17 821 (5.68%) RESTful
18 786 (5.44%) HTML5
19 633 (4.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 624 (4.32%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1,139 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
2 937 (6.48%) Greenfield Project
3 577 (3.99%) Self-Motivation
4 495 (3.42%) Management Information System
5 434 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
6 356 (2.46%) User Experience
7 304 (2.10%) Mobile App
8 294 (2.03%) Data Centre
9 283 (1.96%) Hedge funds
10 261 (1.81%) Replication
11 232 (1.60%) Clustering
12 228 (1.58%) Fixed Income
13 194 (1.34%) Equities
14 170 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 168 (1.16%) Derivative
16 166 (1.15%) Data Structures
17 155 (1.07%) Algorithms
18 122 (0.84%) Public Cloud
19 117 (0.81%) Robotics
20 111 (0.77%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2,954 (20.44%) Windows
2 1,393 (9.64%) Windows Server
3 1,134 (7.85%) Linux
4 441 (3.05%) Unix
5 401 (2.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 326 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 256 (1.77%) Windows 10
8 183 (1.27%) Android
9 165 (1.14%) Windows 7
10 126 (0.87%) Apple iOS
11 114 (0.79%) Windows 8
12 99 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 90 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
14 71 (0.49%) Mac OS
15 65 (0.45%) CentOS
16 43 (0.30%) Ubuntu
17 30 (0.21%) Solaris
18 26 (0.18%) AIX
19 24 (0.17%) VMS
19 24 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5,197 (35.95%) Agile Software Development
2 3,552 (24.57%) MVC
3 2,634 (18.22%) Business Intelligence
4 1,864 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
5 1,837 (12.71%) Scrum
6 1,684 (11.65%) TDD
7 1,613 (11.16%) ETL
8 1,597 (11.05%) DevOps
9 1,338 (9.26%) Software Engineering
10 1,137 (7.87%) Analytics
11 1,074 (7.43%) Continuous Integration
12 1,071 (7.41%) OO
13 1,050 (7.26%) Web Development
14 966 (6.68%) Data Modelling
15 959 (6.63%) SDLC
16 948 (6.56%) Test Automation
17 944 (6.53%) Computer Science
18 872 (6.03%) Unit Testing
19 848 (5.87%) Mentoring
20 825 (5.71%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 7,657 (52.97%) SQL
2 7,225 (49.98%) C#
3 4,043 (27.97%) JavaScript
4 2,512 (17.38%) T-SQL
5 1,280 (8.86%) Java
6 1,236 (8.55%) PowerShell
7 1,118 (7.73%) Python
8 712 (4.93%) VB.NET
9 458 (3.17%) PHP
10 384 (2.66%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 383 (2.65%) VB
12 355 (2.46%) TypeScript
13 342 (2.37%) Ruby
14 339 (2.35%) VBA
15 329 (2.28%) C++
16 252 (1.74%) R
17 229 (1.58%) PL/SQL
18 186 (1.29%) Bash Shell
18 186 (1.29%) Perl
19 170 (1.18%) C
Qualifications
1 1,752 (12.12%) Degree
2 501 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 444 (3.07%) Computer Science Degree
4 312 (2.16%) Security Cleared
5 215 (1.49%) MCSE
6 206 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
7 189 (1.31%) MCSA
8 187 (1.29%) CCNA
9 168 (1.16%) SC Cleared
10 124 (0.86%) ISTQB
11 101 (0.70%) MCP
12 75 (0.52%) HND
13 70 (0.48%) DV Cleared
14 64 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 59 (0.41%) ISEB
16 56 (0.39%) AWS Certification
17 50 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
18 49 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 41 (0.28%) CCA
20 39 (0.27%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 756 (5.23%) QA
2 264 (1.83%) Data Quality
3 221 (1.53%) SLA
4 141 (0.98%) GDPR
5 117 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 53 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 51 (0.35%) PCI DSS
8 40 (0.28%) PMO
9 37 (0.26%) WAI
10 16 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
11 12 (0.083%) Solvency II
12 10 (0.069%) COBIT
12 10 (0.069%) ISO 9001
12 10 (0.069%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 8 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 7 (0.048%) MiFID
15 6 (0.042%) NCSC
16 5 (0.035%) HIPAA
16 5 (0.035%) IFRS
16 5 (0.035%) NIST
System Software
1 1,213 (8.39%) Active Directory
2 678 (4.69%) Docker
3 627 (4.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 551 (3.81%) Hyper-V
5 180 (1.25%) XenApp
6 159 (1.10%) vSphere
7 114 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
8 93 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
9 79 (0.55%) XenDesktop
10 74 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
11 73 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
12 47 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
13 44 (0.30%) HDFS
14 34 (0.24%) Firmware
15 30 (0.21%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 28 (0.19%) BitLocker
17 24 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 20 (0.14%) KVM
18 20 (0.14%) VMware NSX
19 18 (0.12%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 342 (2.37%) SCCM
2 328 (2.27%) Kubernetes
3 250 (1.73%) Ansible
4 217 (1.50%) Puppet
5 204 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
6 139 (0.96%) SCOM
6 139 (0.96%) Terraform
7 106 (0.73%) WSUS
8 69 (0.48%) SCOrch
9 57 (0.39%) SQL Sentry
10 54 (0.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 53 (0.37%) Backup Exec
12 49 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
13 43 (0.30%) Grafana
14 42 (0.29%) Docker Swarm
15 40 (0.28%) Kibana
16 38 (0.26%) vCenter Server
17 35 (0.24%) Tivoli
18 33 (0.23%) Nagios
19 30 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5,915 (40.92%) Microsoft
2 1,836 (12.70%) Oracle
3 918 (6.35%) VMware
4 492 (3.40%) Tableau
5 457 (3.16%) SAP
6 422 (2.92%) Citrix
7 413 (2.86%) Cisco
8 303 (2.10%) IBM
9 264 (1.83%) Google
10 166 (1.15%) HP
11 157 (1.09%) Xamarin
12 154 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
13 149 (1.03%) Veeam
14 146 (1.01%) Cognos
15 145 (1.00%) Atlassian
16 141 (0.98%) Dell
17 140 (0.97%) Databricks
18 122 (0.84%) Charles River
19 111 (0.77%) Informatica
20 106 (0.73%) Red Hat